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EL10272: Critical reading

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Skills Centre
Further information on credits Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • EU10526 Assignments (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To enable students to raise the standard of their degree course work through reading academic texts more effectively and critically.

Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this unit students will be better able to:
* evaluate texts critically;
* understand academic written texts;
* read more quickly and efficiently;
* take notes from academic written texts .

Having completed this unit students will be better able to:
* Approach new reading material with confidence.


* Prediction
* Skimming and scanning
* Reading for gist
* Improving reading efficiency
* Note-taking from academic written texts
* Understanding the writer's intention
* Understanding the meaning of a text
* Distinguishing fact from opinion
* Evaluating an academic text critically.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EL10272 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.

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